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#2382399 Thinking on 2013/14 roster.

Posted by ogreslayer on 09 April 2013 - 09:59 AM

 Let Cleary, Miller and White walk.


Howard $4.8 mil

Brunner $2.5 mil

Filppula $4.25 mil

Andersson $1 mil

Nyquist $1.7 mil

Kindl $ 2.5 mil

Smith $1.5 mil


These are what I think are realistic projections.  Out of the $17.2 mil left over, that's $18.25, so I'm not sure how Kenny's gonna sign all of these guys under the cap and not lose any of the guys on that list which will be getting raises.  And I did not give Flip $5 mil, and Howard just under.  Once again, this is why I wish only 1 year deals were given to Sammy, Bert, Quincey and the likes of which are taking up the kids roster spots and tightening the noose on spending for a UFA this summer, of whom would need a roster spot anyways.


And that's why Kenny will use those two amnesty buyouts.  I think they'll be Sammy & Cola which frees up $5.5m.  Doubt it would be Q instead of Cola but that would be $6.775m that way. 

#2381510 Winter Classic 2014 announcement Sunday at Joe Louis Arena

Posted by ogreslayer on 07 April 2013 - 09:56 AM

Refreshed and got sound - best news thus far is 24/7 will do a "Road to the Classic" and will be televised in Canada on Sportsnet. Kenny just said they're pressuring both Lidstrom and Yzerman to play in the alumni game.  Lids was expected, but I'm surprised about Stevie. There will be 2 alumni games - over 90 players signed up to participate.

Any chance the Wings could bring in Homer next season as a special adviser for the sole purpose of getting him face time on 24/7?

#2381498 Thinking on 2013/14 roster.

Posted by ogreslayer on 07 April 2013 - 09:06 AM

Kenny wont use it. We all hope and wish he does.

Maybe you should ask Darren McCarty, Darian Hatcher, & Ray Whitney whether Kenny would ever use something like an amnesty buyout.

#2380117 Shocking, Wings aren't active as trade deadline expires

Posted by ogreslayer on 04 April 2013 - 09:07 AM

The Jackets acquire Gaborik...


The definition of irony would be if they made the playoffs as the 8th seed and the Wings came in 9th place.....

No, the definition of irony would be the now Columbus "Rangers" making the playoffs while Rick Nash & the New York "Blue Jackets" don't.  

#2380109 Holland retirement watch?

Posted by ogreslayer on 04 April 2013 - 08:51 AM

The greatest day in Red Wings history=when Holland has no impact on the team anymore.


Hmmmm let's see....  The day Gordie signed with the Wings, the first game the Production Line was put together, the day the Ilitch family bought the team, the day Devellano was hired, the day Yzerman, Lidstrom, Fedorov, Zetterberg, or Datsyuk were drafted, the hiring of Scotty, the Shanny trade, the Russian Five on the ice for the first time, the Turtle Incident, the Cup win on home ice in 97, Vladdy on the ice with the Cup in 98, the 02 Cup with all the future hall of famers,  the Cup win in 08 when all the haters said the Wings couldn't win under a salary cap?  None of these are greater?  Really?  Really?  Use hyperbole much?  

#2379011 Holland: "We don't need depth...Need a top guy"

Posted by ogreslayer on 02 April 2013 - 10:29 PM

The reverse logic around here blows my mind.  Very few picks become legitimate prospects, and even fewer of those become everyday NHLers.  So the least risky thing to trade is a pick, then a prospect, and then a legit NHLer (obviously I'm not talking about trading Drew Miller for a superstar here.  I mean trading quality for similar quality). 


I have no idea why people are ready to trade prospects but want to hang on to this late first round pick so bad.  We're not going to get a lottery pick, we're going to make the playoffs.  We've been solidly in a playoff spot for about two months and we're done with the hard part of our schedule. 


Nobody around here is willing to part with a 20-30th pick for Keith Yandle, or Jason Pominville, or Marian Gaborik?  Insane.


Edit:  I had originally misquoted Euro_Twins on this, which was my bad.  Fixed now. 


Oh just wait until Holland trades that first round pick to grab an extra early second & third round pick in June & people lose their s*** around here.

#2375836 Phil Kessel's sister can play, eh

Posted by ogreslayer on 29 March 2013 - 10:05 AM

I do not really find her all that attractive... maybe that's just me

Are you saying you would prefer to see Phil in that outfit?  

#2375486 Wings Make Offer to Danny D!

Posted by ogreslayer on 28 March 2013 - 08:39 PM

Part of me wants to see DeKeyser sign but the dark part of me wants to see him go somewhere else just to see LGW explode...you know fire & brimstone coming down from the skies, rivers & seas boiling, forty years of darkness, eathquakes, volcanos, the dead rising from the grave, human sacrifice, dogs & cats living together...mass hysteria

#2375482 Dreger: Wings 'very interested' in Bouwmeester *merged*

Posted by ogreslayer on 28 March 2013 - 08:33 PM

I think Calgary should offer him to Peter Chiarelli first, only have have J-Bo block the trade & force the Flames to send him somewhere else

#2375084 Iginla Traded to Pittsburgh

Posted by ogreslayer on 28 March 2013 - 11:59 AM

Or that Crosby and Malkin are too busy having hissy fits to focus on winning games but unfortunately with Iginla there, I think that is less likely now


Will they be more likely to goon it up now when they're losing with Inginla there instead?

#2374920 Iginla Traded to Pittsburgh

Posted by ogreslayer on 28 March 2013 - 05:59 AM

Hoping this turns into the Pens version of the Wings 1999 deadline deals that brough Cheli, Ulf Samuelsson, Wendel Clark, & Bill Ranford to town.  

#2374632 Wings Make Offer to Danny D!

Posted by ogreslayer on 27 March 2013 - 01:05 PM

Carmen is spot on.  I went to UM and got an Econ Major, Poli Sci Minor because I wanted to learn how the world works.   The Econ material was educational, but the Political Science was pure unadulterated indoctrination as oppossed to growth and development.


Yes, the NHL is a major committment with major scrifice, but so is everything that comes with that pay scale.  Cory Emmerton is getting paid more than the President of the United States of America.

 But the POTUS would probably get more ice time.

#2374592 Calle Jarnkrok to play for GR Griffins

Posted by ogreslayer on 27 March 2013 - 11:20 AM

Wouldn't be shocked to see Pulkkinen pulled over to GR for some games yet this season.  Put him on Jarnkrok's wing & see what they can do.

#2374585 Calle Jarnkrok to play for GR Griffins

Posted by ogreslayer on 27 March 2013 - 10:51 AM


Jarnkrok has been compared to Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg and that’s just fine by him. Jarnkrok’s favorite team growing up was the Red Wings and his favorite player was Zetterberg. “When I watch him play, I try to take after what he’s doing good.”

Am I the only one who gets depressed a bit reading up on prospects who say they watched players like Z & Pavs "growing up"?  Man I feel old right now.

#2374581 Which NHLer is the....

Posted by ogreslayer on 27 March 2013 - 10:28 AM

Fake toughest?  Wes Mantooth

Legit toughest? Ron Burgundy

Biggest clown? Brian Fantana

Classiest? San Diego


Oh, in the NHL!


Fake toughest?  "Big" Joe Thornton

Legit toughest?  George Parros' 'stache

Biggest clown?  Brad Marchand (Trying to steal the "Little Ball of Hate" nickname?  Really?  Steve Ott is a close second)

Classiest? Pavel or Martin St. Louis

Fake Classiest?  Teemu Selanne (Yeah, I said it)